Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the week ending July 7, 2013. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch up on the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the link to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!Posted in Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Movie Return of the King, Other Cast, Other Tolkien books, Return of the King, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheOneRing.net Community
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Ringer-spy Rosie-with-the-ribbons sent us the following report from this years RingCon.
Last weekend there was another RingCon in Bonn, Germany, the 11th RingCon to be precise.
In the last few years more and more fandoms have been invited to attend. And this year we were very happy to greet a big number of Game of Thrones-stars and their beautifully costumed fans to the event. But I am going to focus on all the LOTR-stuff that happened.Posted in Billy Boyd, Casting Rumors, Conventions, Craig Parker, Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, LotR Movies, Other Cast, Other Events, Sean Astin, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community
After a successful run in Washington DC last year Andrew Upton, Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh have brought the Sydney Theater Company’s production of the famous Chekhov play Uncle Vanya to New York City. And it’s wowing audiences in the Big Apple.
Opening as a part of the Lincoln Centre Festival at the weekend, critics have praised the “uniformly brilliant cast” that includes Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving.
Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh are still slightly terrified by the play ‘It’s excruciating,’ says Blanchett. ‘What I find the most difficult thing to exist within is what Tamas [Ascher, the Hungarian director] describes in Chekhov as the “stupid silences” where everyone just falls into a silence that is utterly stupid, and their stupidity is revealed to them, and they are staring into a void.’ The production continues at the New York City Centre until Saturday.
[More]Posted in Cate Blanchett, Events, Hugo Weaving, Other Cast, Stage Productions
A few months ago, message board member Moahunter alerted us to a posting over at Johnson&Laird that listed an actor named Ray Henwood as playing the role of “Old Bellringer” in The Hobbit, a role that has subsequently been changed to “Net Mender“. To our purely speculative minds, both roles seem to have been crafted with a common intent – to have a man who sees Smaug’s firelight coming down the river from the North and alerts the people of Laketown.
As a piece of trivia, this is the same actor who played the character Erland in The Fellowship of the Ring, where he was present at the Council of Elrond as a Dale Counselor, the Advisor of Brand, son of Bain, son of Bard. More geeky information along with images can be found here.
An actor named Robin Kerr has seemingly been cast in the role of Elros. We don’t suppose this is the character who, according to the books, is Elrond’s brother (who wasn’t an Elf anyway).
We feel rather that the name Elros is just being reused for a hero Elf, similar to how the name Morwen was used for a woman of Rohan in The Two Towers.
What do you think of all this? Feel free to share your thoughts on our message boards.Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Other Cast, The Hobbit
Right smack dab in the middle of the Memorial Day Holiday in the US, Warner Brothers has announced the official titles for the two upcoming ‘The Hobbit‘ films. As previously reported in March, they are ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ Click ‘continue reading’ for the full release!
Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Locations Sets, Orlando Bloom, Other Cast, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit
3Foot6 (the spy, not the company) sends this in: The popular website thechive.com has a post today showing a bunch of old behind the scenes photos from the trilogy. I thought fellow fans would enjoy them. More..Posted in Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Make Up, Models, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Other Cast, Other production, Peter Jackson, Viggo Mortensen, WETA Workshop
We last saw him being chewed up by a Warg, but John Leigh is about to take on the role of NZ author Ronald Hugh Morrieson in the stage show Horseplay. The interview includes this snippet about a chat he had with Christopher Lee on the set of The Two Towers:
“I said, ‘I used to watch all your films’. And he said, ‘Oh yes. And who are you playing?’ I said, ‘I’m playing Hama, he’s a Rohan …’ And he said, ‘I’m sorry to have to tell you that your character dies.’ And I said, ‘A lot of my characters seem to die.’ He said, ‘That happens to me, too – but what can you do?’ and swept away.”
Read the full story from the NZ Herald. [Full Story]Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Other Cast
Nice little piece on one the Elf Fantasy Fair in Utrecht, only this time from the viewpoint of one of the stars who was there to sign his autograph for the fans. Luckily he had time to look around and describe the fair too! [More]Posted in Conventions, Other Cast, Other Events
Last week Tehanu had the privilege of spending an hour with Greg Lane, LOTR stuntman, and hearing some stories about the four years he spent working on the trilogy. Perhaps his most unforgettable role was as the “berserker orc” who sprints towards the wall of Helm’s Deep like a combination All Black and Olympic torchbearer, diving to detonate Saruman’s secret mine and blowing up the wall. But, Lane appeared in many memorable scenes. (more…)Posted in LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Other Cast
Inkibus writes: Juts thought you might be interested in the upcoming New Zealand/Auckland filmed fantasy series premiering next Saturday; ‘Legend of the Seeker’ based around Terry Goodkind’s novels. Aside from the NZ locations. it employs some familiar LOTR faces; Bruce Spence, Jay Lagalia, and Craig Parker among them. It’s reportedly being helmed by Sam Raimi, who collaborated famously with the ‘Xenia’ series, which employed much of the pre-LOTR production team. www.legendoftheseeker.comPosted in Bruce Hopkins, LotR Production, Other Cast, Television
Good friend, good actor and good man Bruce Hopkins has checked in with some news regarding a financial settlement with New Line. In an exclusive he gives us the lowdown. Here it in his own words:
I trust you are well amidst the heady brew of global financial markets and looming elections!
I wish to inform you that 16 mths after a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, against New Line Cinema, on behalf of 15 NZ actors who played various featured roles in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, the action has been settled out of court. (more…)Posted in Bruce Hopkins, Collectibles, Craig Parker, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, New Zealand, Other Cast
Emily sends along this sad news: I have never sent anything to you guys before but I thought it was a story you might want to know about. I attend the Rolex Three Day Event in Lexington, Ky every year. We just had a tragic accident here yesterday during cross country, here is a press release. (more…)Posted in Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Other Cast